Originally Posted by woolsocks
Looks like I've met the limit to my current gear for this season, so the bike will be put away...I'll be buying better gear for next season but don't have funds right now to invest in proper gear. Does anyone use lobster-style gloves on a motorcycle? Any downsides to using the controls?
I've even used overmitts on a motorcycle without ill effect. Lobster gloves sound like they wouldn't be much of a problem.
When riding in the cold, think hard about your baselayer, first and foremost. Heavyweight long underwear and a balaclava can easily add 10 degrees or more to your comfort range. In fact, a balaclava alone can easily add 10 degrees to your comfort range - ask my chilly and larcenous spouse, who stole mine on our mid-October road trip.